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James Geddy House

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1762. 1932 and 1968, restoration. Duke of Gloucester St. at Palace Green
  • (Photograph by Jeffrey E. Klee, courtesy of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation)

Many of the Williamsburg houses that have become familiar images of early American life were built by successful artisans and retailers in the third quarter of the eighteenth century. A prominent example is that of silversmith James Geddy, Jr., who demolished his parents' old house and in 1762 replaced it with this two-story, center-passage house. An original ell contains Geddy's large reception room, which once opened directly onto Palace Green.

Writing Credits

Richard Guy Wilson et al.


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Richard Guy Wilson et al., "James Geddy House", [Williamsburg, Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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